i believe fully in flogging and/or destroying any performer who believes that their talent allows them to change the singing of the national anthem. although this country is built on free speech, and the right to sing a song however you choose, i feel that it's completely disrespectful to crap on "the star spangled banner" with some "special version" of it, and, let's be honest, it's never a change for the better. in fact, it's purely making changes just for changes sake. the song was written and composed that way for a reason. so sing it like that.
i feel that we need to sacrifice a performer to get my point across.
and with josh groban butchering "the star spangled banner" before game 1 of the world series by changing its tempo and inflections, i see that we have our first scapegoat.
thank you, josh. you will not be missed.